As any restaurant owner knows, it is absolutely essential for a walk-in cooler and freezer to operate properly. If the walk-in cooler or freezer malfunctions or fails, all of a restaurant's perishable food items can be put in jeopardy. Knowing common signs of a problem with the walk-in cooler or freezer can give a restaurant owner the time to contact an HVAC company to have repairs made before the cooler/freezer fails and food spoils. Some of the most common signs of a problem with a walk-in cooler or freezer include:
Damage to the Door
The door to a walk-in freezer and cooler must always be airtight when closed in order to maintain the proper temperature inside. If you notice that the door doesn't seal when closed, that is often a sign of a problem. In many cases, the issue is a door seal that has deteriorated or no longer works properly. In the majority of cases, a commercial HVAC company can usually correct the problem.
Build Up of Frost
When a walk-in cooler or freezer is kept at the proper temperature and the condenser is running properly, there should be no build up of frost in either unit. If you do notice a build up of frost in either the walk-in cooler or freezer, it is a sign that your refrigeration unit is not running properly. At the first sign of a frost build up in the walk-in cooler or freezer, it is in your best interest to contact a commercial HVAC company to inspect and make repairs so you have the peace of mind of knowing that your restaurant's perishable food items are safe from spoilage.
Most restaurants check and log the temperature in the walk-in cooler and freezer for safety purposes as well as a way to recognize problems. If your staff begins to log inconsistent temperature numbers in either the walk-in cooler or freezer, you should never ignore this problem. When your refrigeration system is having difficulty maintaining the proper temperature, it can be a sign of a major issue. The best thing you can do is promptly contact a commercial HVAC repair company.
A leak in a walk-in cooler or freezer is not normal. Seeing unexplained water on the floor of a walk-in cooler or freezer is often a sign that the door is not sealing properly or the walk-in cooler/freezer was not installed properly in the first place. Always take unexplained puddles of water in your restaurant's walk-in cooler/freezer seriously.
Contact a restaurant equipment repair service for more information and assistance.Share